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Humulin R U-500 (Concentrated) for Diabetes, Type 2 User Reviews

Humulin R U-500 (Concentrated) has an average rating of 4.2 out of 10 from a total of 5 reviews for the treatment of Diabetes, Type 2. 20% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 40% reported a negative experience.

Humulin R U-500 (Concentrated) rating summary

4.2/10 average rating

5 ratings from 5 user reviews.

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  • Ann
  • Taken for 10 years or more
  • April 19, 2020

"I have been on this insulin for about 3 years. As with everything it works great at first and then seems to go back to having high blood sugars. We are going to try the pump next. I am so insulin resistant that sometimes it can be very depressing. Right now I take Victoza and Lantus with the Humulin. With no diet changes my blood sugars have been hitting the 300's. Unfortunately due to a serious back surgery I can't hardly walk and cannot exercise. I also experience a weight gain on this insulin, So it's a catch 22. Take insulin to lower glucose, gain weight so you have to take more insulin, more weight gain. Yes very disappointing, but not saying this would be ideal for someone else."

4 / 10
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  • shhtrm
  • March 18, 2023

"I have been on Humulin R U-500 for about 3 months now at 120 units and it has brought my numbers down between 150 to 250 which is better then it was before. I do not like how it makes me feel. After a couple of weeks I started swelling real bad in my arms, hands and legs. Sometimes when I wake up my arms and hands hurt so bad and are so swollen that I can hardly close my hands. I have gained 20 pounds since I have been on it. I have been begging my doctor to change me to something else."

1 / 10
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  • Momx2G
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • June 29, 2020

"Started taking for a new pregnancy for the first time, it worked well for 1 day, the next day my sugars would not reduce well after a meal, and I watch what I eat like a hawk! Low carb, low starch, higher amounts of protein and still it has not worked in 3 weeks, my numbers easily hit 175 after meals and I’ve checked even 4 hours after and it only reduced to the 140s. Not worth the price if it’s not going to work consistently."

1 / 10
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  • Swollen
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • May 26, 2018

"I have just got put on this about 2 weeks ago and come to find out more about it. I had to stop taking it because it caused me to swell up really badly."

5 / 10
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  • Cmbsh...
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • January 11, 2017

"This has helped me to control my glucose better than any of the medications that I have tried in the past."

10 / 10
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